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Author Roches, Madeleine
Title From Mother and Daughter : Poems, Dialogues, and Letters of Les Dames des Roches
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
©2006
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Descript 1 online resource (353 pages)
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Series The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Series Editors' Introduction -- Volume Editor's Introduction -- Volume Editor's Bibliography -- Note on Translation -- I Selected Poems of Madeleine des Roches from Les OEuvres -- II Selected Poems of Catherine des Roches from Les OEuvres -- III Selected Poems of Madeleine des Roches and Catherine des Roches from Les Secondes OEuvres -- IV The Dialogues of Catherine des Roches from Les OEuvres and Les Secondes OEuvres -- V Selected Letters of Madeleine des Roches and Catherine des Roches from Les Missives -- Notes -- Series Editors' Bibliography -- Index
Among the best-known and most prolific French women writers of the sixteenth century, Madeleine (1520-87) and Catherine (1542-87) des Roches were celebrated not only for their uncommonly strong mother-daughter bond but also for their bold assertion of poetic authority for women in the realm of belles lettres. The Dames des Roches excelled in a variety of genres, including poetry, Latin and Italian translations, correspondence, prose dialogues, pastoral drama, and tragicomedy; collected in From Mother and Daughter are selections from their celebrated oeuvre, suffused with an engaging and enduring feminist consciousness.   Madeleine and Catherine spent their entire lives in civil war-torn Poitiers, where a siege of the city, vandalism, and desecration of churches fueled their political and religious commentary. Members of an elite literary circle that would inspire salon culture during the next century, the Dames des Roches addressed the issues of the day, including the ravages of religious civil wars, the weak monarchy, education for women, marriage and the family, violence against women, and the status of women intellectuals. Through their collaborative engagement in shared public discourse, both mother and daughter were models of moral, political, and literary agency
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Roches, Madeleine From Mother and Daughter : Poems, Dialogues, and Letters of Les Dames des Roches Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2006 9780226723372
Subject Des Roches, Madeleine Neveu, -- dame, -- ca. 1520-1587 -- Correspondence.;Des Roches, Catherine Fredonnoit, -- dame, -- 1542-1587 -- Correspondence.;French poetry -- 16th century.;Mothers and daughters -- Correspondence
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Alt Author Roches, Catherine
Larsen, Anne R
Larsen, Anne R
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